A loan of $600 helped to set up her own business.


Ana Isabel's story

Ana Isabel V. A. is 24 years old and lives with her husband in Babahoyo canton, in Los Ríos province. She has two children: 6 year-old Jostin Javier Vaicilla V. and 1 year-old Edgar Daniel Vaicilla V..

Ana Isabel is a member of the 'Unidos Somos Más' (United We Are Stronger) rural loan group. This new group is located in the community of Matilde Esther, in Guayas province, 2 hours from our Chillanes office in Bolívar province. The group has 23 members who work in different business activities such as farming, livestock raising and running small restaurants and eateries.

Ana Isabel does household chores. She is requesting this loan to set up her own business. The loan will help to improve her family's finances. Ana Isabel's dream is to increase her business so that she can improve her family's economic situation and particularly that of her children. The greatest challenge she and her family face is a lack of money. In her spare time she likes going for walks and making confectionery.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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